June 27, 2006

Jim Bryson, the leading Republican candidate in Tennessee’s upcoming election for governor, has officially jumped on the “exploit immigration” bandwagon.  At a news conference yesterday Bryson was accompanied by a Tennessee woman whose parents were killed in a car accident caused by an undocumented person who had been previously arrested many times before.  Bryson used this story to state that Phil Bredesen, current Tennessee governor, had “four years to get tough on illegal immigration but did not.”  Bredesen appropriately accused Bryson of exploiting a tragic accident for political gain.